I believe all Portlanders should be able to live, work and conduct our daily lives in a community that is safe and clean. -Mayor Ted Wheeler
Public Environment Management Office (PEMO)
On Wednesday, May 11 2022, Mayor Wheeler's fourth Emergency Declaration went into effect to improve the cleanup of the city, unrelated to homelessness. This is the fourth in a series of Emergency Declarations aimed at helping to address homelessness and livability issues in Portland.
This Emergency Declaration will improve the cleanup of the city, unrelated to homelessness. This will streamline the work and accountability for cleaning up, dealing with trash, graffiti, illegal dumping, abandoned cars, and more. It focuses on cleanup work apart from—and outside of—occupied outdoor homeless camps. It will work to activate a new center, the Public Environment Management Office (PEMO) to manage operations.
Partners and programs
The Mayor has long prioritized enhancing Clean and Safe efforts to eliminate trash, biohazards and drug needles, expanding our neighborhood graffiti abatement program, and starting a new program to get hazardous and abandoned RVs off our roads.
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Our partners include SOLVE, Adopt One Block, Downtown Portland’s Clean & Safe, Trash for Peace and we work closely with Port of Portland, ODOT, Oregon Department of State Lands, and Multnomah County.
Portlanders continue to see trash and graffiti across their neighborhoods and business districts across the city. This budget invests in partnership with City bureaus and neighborhoods to provide coordinated clean-ups. It also makes large capital investments in key park and transportation facilities to ensure these can be enjoyed by generations to come.